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10.3: How to correctly extract Panther zip files
Authored by: JJ on Nov 17, '03 08:52:52PM

On my clean install of Panther, the Finder opens its own zip archives fine, and "Open with..." shows BOMArchiveHelper as the default app to do so.

However, if I put such a created-by-Panther zip-file on a webserver and then download it with Safari on the same system that created it, strange things happen:

- if the Safari pref "open safe downloads" is off, then the archive is downloaded but not expanded (as expected). Double-clicking it then expands it correctly.

- if the Safari pref "open safe downloads" is on, the archive gets expanded with the seperate __MACOSX folder, which is bad news for resource-fork dependant files, and very confusing

In the second scenario, Stuffit Expander is not lauched, so the Finder itself is corrupting an archive it just made itself...

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